Author Archives: Edward Kelly

10/9 – Review of The Third Act Workshop

August-November 2015 / Notes from the Field

Edward Kelley

ed kelly

INTRODUCTION

 Over the past 2-3 years we have run a number of retreats on The Third Act in life. In April of this year we also ran a successful Third Act Conference. More recently we have been running Third Act workshops in which we have moved our attention to what work we can do and what organisational structure might be best suited to support that work. Here is a short update.

WHAT IS THE

6/16 – Charles Handy and the Curves of Life

April - June 2015 / Fresh Perspective

Edward J. Kelly

Ed Kelly

Edward J. Kelly

Handy

Charles Handy

Edward: Charles could we start by talking about your latest book The Second Curve and how you came up with the concept?

Charles: It has been around in my mind for quite a long time and I wrote about it originally 20 years ago. I was always intrigued by the first curve, the sigmoid curve, which people use. Well, particularly in business, they use it to describe the …

8/15 – A Developmental Autobiography: Plateaus and Transitions in My Development as an Adult

August - November 2014 / Feature Articles

Third in a Three Part Series

Edward J Kelly

Abstract

Ed Kelly

Edward J. Kelly

This is the third in a series of articles for the Integral Leadership Review in which I have attempted to explain my research on adult development. As readers of the previous two articles will note, I have explored this topic in depth by looking at Warren Buffett’s development and how it impacted his success, particularly as a leader. Following an Action Inquiry design …

Warren Buffet’s Transformation in Leadership: Part 2

June 2013 / Feature Articles

Edward J. Kelly

Ed Kelly

Edward J. Kelly

Abstract

Despite the intuitive feel of constructive-developmental theory (Kegan, 1980; 1994; McCauley et al., 2006; Torbert, 1987, 1994, 2004), it has had very little impact on the mainstream literature in leadership development. One reason for this maybe a lack of exemplars to tell the developmental story. The findings from this research may help to change that. My study of Warren Buffett concludes that Buffett’s development has gone through ‘seven transformations

Transformation in Leadership, Part 1: A Developmental Study of Warren Buffett

March 2013 / Feature Articles

Edward J. Kelly

Ed Kelly

Edward J. Kelly

Abstract

The following is a summary of my developmental research on Warren Buffett. The study concludes that Warren Buffett has gone through seven transformations in leadership and that his character development is largely responsible for his success as a leader.

Introduction

I first became actively interested in Warren Buffett in 1995 having read Roger Lowenstein’s The Making of an American Capitalist. Sometime later I started trying to invest like